Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers.

  title={Repositioning for treating pressure ulcers.},
  author={Zena E H Moore and Seamus Cowman},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Pressure, from lying or sitting on a particular part of the body, results in oxygen deprivation to the affected area. If a patient with an existing pressure ulcer continues to lie or bear weight on the affected area, the tissues become depleted of blood flow and there is no oxygen or nutrient supply to the wound, and no removal of waste products from the wound, all of which are necessary for healing. Patients who cannot reposition themselves require assistance. International best… CONTINUE READING
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